Mycobacterium avium Complex
"Mycobacterium avium Complex" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A complex that includes several strains of M. avium. M. intracellulare is not easily distinguished from M. avium and therefore is included in the complex. These organisms are most frequently found in pulmonary secretions from persons with a tuberculous-like mycobacteriosis. Strains of this complex have also been associated with childhood lymphadenitis and AIDS; M. avium alone causes tuberculosis in a variety of birds and other animals, including pigs.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Mycobacterium avium Complex" by people in Profiles.
Nishimura T, Fujita-Suzuki Y, Mori M, Carpenter SM, Fujiwara H, Uwamino Y, Tamizu E, Yano I, Kawabe H, Hasegawa N. Middle-aged to elderly women have a higher asymptomatic infection rate with Mycobacterium avium complex, regardless of body habitus. Respirology. 2016 Apr; 21(3):553-5.
Nishimura T, Fujita-Suzuki Y, Yonemaru M, Ohkusu K, Sakagami T, Carpenter SM, Otsuka Y, Namkoong H, Yano I, Hasegawa N. Recurrence of disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex disease in a patient with anti-gamma interferon autoantibodies by reinfection. J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 53(4):1436-8.
Cappelluti E, Fraire AE, Schaefer OP. A case of "hot tub lung" due to Mycobacterium avium complex in an immunocompetent host. Arch Intern Med. 2003 Apr 14; 163(7):845-8.
Squires KE, Murphy WF, Madoff LC, Murray HW. Interferon-gamma and Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection. J Infect Dis. 1989 Mar; 159(3):599-600.